BS 8533:2015 – Assessing and managing flood risk in development

BS 8533 gives guidance on appropriate assessment and management approaches to flood risk where UK development has proposed. This guidance document has been prepared for developers and local authority (or other regulatory party), to explain how to deal with flood risk. This should be used after initial planning but prior to any development. This standard should assist the user in analysing their flood risk and what the most suitable solution is.

The BS 8533 standard brings together flood risk management guidance from the UK government as well as advice from additional organisations. This will then provide the user with recommendations that will assist in planning applications. The standard and further information is available online here.